It is amazing to me that anyone still believes an ounce of the Warren Commission's findings that Lee Harvey Oswald acted by himself in the killing of
JFK. All one has to do is study the background of Oswald and the whole official story falls apart. Here is an excellent analysis of the debate.
Forty Years Of Lies
By John Chuckman
"If, as we are told, Oswald was the lone assassin, where is the issue of national security?"
Bertrand Russell's penetrating question, one of sixteen he asked at the time of the Warren Commission Report, remains unanswered after forty years.
That should trouble Americans, but then again there are many things around national secrecy today that should trouble Americans.
The most timely lesson to be taken from the fortieth anniversary of President Kennedy's assassination concerns secrecy and the meaning of democracy
in the world's most powerful nation. Perhaps no event better demonstrates the existence of two governments in the United States, the one people elect
and another, often far more influential, as capable of imposing false history about large events as the fabled Ministry of Truth.
Since the time of the Warren Commission we have had the investigation of the House Select Committee and, in the last decade, the release of truckloads
of previously-secret documents.
These documents were suppressed originally in the name of national security, but the fact is, despite their release, much of their content is heavily
blacked out, and dedicated researchers know many documents remain unreleased, particularly documents from the CIA and military intelligence. Would any
reasonable person conclude anything other than that those documents are likely the most informative and sensational?
Was it ever reasonable to believe that material of that nature would be included in document releases? Just a few years ago, records of some of the
CIA's early Cold War activities, due for mandated release, were suddenly said to have "disappeared," and that declaration was pretty much the end
of the story for a press regularly puffing itself as the fourth estate of American society. You do not have to believe in wild plots to recognize here
the key to the Warren Commission's shabby job of investigation. As it was, several members of the Commission expressed private doubts about the main
finding of Oswald as lone assassin.
[Edited on 19-09-2003 by EastCoastKid]